Published 12:00 am Monday, September 9, 2013
A Florida man accused of being involved in a number of area vehicle break-ins now faces more charges from the Cornelius Police Department.
The agency charged Keith Lashun Taylor, 27, of Fort Lauderdale, Saturday with two counts felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle. Arrest warrants say the two vehicles were broken into Aug. 25.
Taylor remains in the Rowan County jail under a $590,000 secured bond. He was captured in August after Mooresville Police began pursing Taylor and Jorane Desilus, 19, of Deerfield, Fla., in a chase in Mooresville. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office aided in the chase that came to an end near China Grove.
Taylor and Desilus have been charged in Rowan, Guilford, Forsyth, Randolph, Cabarrus and Iredell counties. Desilus remains in the county jail under a $1.17 million secured bond.
Many of the break-ins occurred at recreational facilities including Salisbury’s Dan Nicholas Park and J.W. McGee Jr. Park in Concord.
It’s not the first time the two have been accused of breaking into vehicles. Florida authorities say Taylor and Desilus, along with others, broke into vehicles there.
According to a November 2012 article published in the Tampa Bay Times, Taylor, Desilus and four others were charged following a monthlong burglary spree in Florida. Investigators said Taylor and Desilus staked out recreation centers, elementary schools and gyms where they broke out car windows and took items from inside.
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